1844 House in Potsdam adds new general manager, sommelier
Friday, March 21, 2014 - 2:40 pm

POTSDAM -- 1844 House has added Barry Sears to their staff as the restaurant’s new general manager and sommelier.

After almost eight years of serving the community fine food and spirits, chef/proprietors Brian and Jenny Walker say the new staff addition will enable them to “continue to raise our standard of excellence.”

Sears is a North Country native from Carthage who has spent the last 15 years at the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid. He brings with him the expertise of overseeing an AAA-rated four-diamond restaurant. As a sommelier, he has extensive knowledge of fine wines and spirits and will continue to expand the offerings of 1844 House’s Wine Spectator Award of Excellence-winning wine list.

To celebrate his arrival, they are hosting a special “Sommelier Dinner” Thursday, April 24 to introduce Sears to the community.

Details are at www.1844house.com in the “Special Events” tab. Reservations are recommended.

The restaurant, at 6885 US Hwy 11, also plans a summer “Gourmands’ Supper Club Series,” with dates in June, July, and August, which will showcase fresh seasonal menus complimented with fine wines and cocktails. Details and menus will be on the website soon.

Info, reservations: 268-1844.